February 2015 | Table of Contents

February 2015

This month we focus on wellness, of both mind and body. Gone are the days of harsh teaching methods that promoted unhealthy mindsets; today there are widespread efforts to make dance training good for body and soul. You’ll discover how one school tends to both, how a team of dancers delivers Mindful Practice to private studios, and how to help teens in trouble.

Plus, month-by-month business goals, paving the way for freshman dance majors, post-performance feedback at USA IBC, our annual roundup of teacher training options, and more.

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January 2015 | Table of Contents

January 2015

A World of Dance Volume 20 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy It’s time for our New Year’s tradition—sharing stories about dance from a global perspective. This month we’re taking you to France for ballet, to Korea for traditional and contemporary dance, and to the Middle East to . . .

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December 2014 | Table of Contents

Hip-Hop & Jazz Volume 19 | Issue 10 | Buy a print copy It’s time for our favorite funky duo, hip-hop and jazz! Read about master hip-hop teachers, birthday party fun, and dancers ages 50 and up getting their groove on. Then meet the Marta sisters, with jazz styles as . . .

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November 2014 | Table of Contents

5, 6, 7, 8! Kids! Volume 19 | Issue 9 | Buy a print copy Our kids-centric issue will help you get everybody dancing. We’ve got stories on parent participation classes, approaches for reaching students with special needs, boosting community interest through free coffee hours, and dance teachers’ favorite music . . .

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August 2014 |Table of Contents

Dance Studio Life, a magazine with a back-to-basics approach, is a division of the Rhee Gold Company, whose mission is to be at the forefront of dance and education by promoting the highest possible standards in teaching.

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July 2014 | Table of Contents

Celebrating 10 Years, plus Holiday Shows and Sparkle Volume 19 | Issue 5 | Buy a print copy Our 10th-anniversary issue brings you reflections from Rhee Gold and profiles of the remarkable recipients of the first Dance Studio Life “Generous Hearts” Awards. For our holiday focus, we’ve got fun, new . . .

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May|June 2014 | Table of Contents

Business Bonanza Volume 19 | Issue 4 | Buy a print copy Dig into this month’s issue for tips on running successful staff meetings, teaching exceptional dancers, and convincing kids who think they don’t love dance to think again. Plus, you’ll meet studio owners in the Midwest and on Maui . . .

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March|April 2014 | Table of Contents

Modern & Contemporary Volume 19 | Issue 3 | Buy a print copy In this month’s issue, we explore concepts for teaching modern and contemporary dance. You’ll gain new ideas and methods for the classroom with our stories on improv and composition classes, how and when to introduce codified modern . . .

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February 2014 | Table of Contents

Summer’s Bounty Volume 19 | Issue 2 | Buy a print copy Ready for something new this summer? We’ve got three ideas for you to explore as workshops or seasonal sessions or to consider for year-round classes. Then dig into our annual lineup of teach-training options, because summer is the . . .

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January 2014 | Table of Contents

Global Dance Volume 19 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy Pack your bags! We’re taking you on a trek—to Haiti with Jean Appolon; to California, where South African dance thrives; to the Southwest, where Native American dance is alive; across the U.S. with Vanaver Caravan, and more. Plus, . . .

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December 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Better Balance By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Way to Pop By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Get Grounded By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Building on Basics By Gregg Russell A Better You | Thoughts to . . .

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November 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Super Stretches By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Build a Foundation By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Seeing the Good, Analyzing the Need By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Breaking It Down By Gregg Russell A Better You . . .

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October 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Upper-Body Awareness By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Building Endurance By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Change and Replace By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Teaching Time Steps By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sound Advice By . . .

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September 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Fine-Tuning Performances By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Drop & Freeze By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Unpacking, Uncovering By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Slides & Warm-Up By Gregg Russell A Better You | Pampering During . . .

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August 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | A+ Arabesques By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Focus on Foundations By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Placing the Weight By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Developing Musicality By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sidestepping the . . .

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July 2013 | Ask Rhee Gold | Advice for dance teachers

I am having a difficult time. I run a small studio with only one room and one teacher, with around 150 kids. About five years ago we were kicked out of a mall because the businesses didn’t like the noise; about a year later my studio burned down. It turned out that our insurance covered losses only if we were the cause of the fire, and since the furnace blew and it was ruled that no one was at fault, we were out of luck and money. Then, about a year ago, my mother (and business manager) passed away from breast cancer.

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July 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Barre Basics By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Muscle Memory By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Joy of Teaching By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Bombershays and Counter-Rhythms By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sniffles & . . .

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First Retreat Center Seminar of the Season a Success

“My husband and I had the most amazing time this past weekend learning fabulous info. Thank you Rhee Gold for the information, fun, friendships, and weight gain. Can’t wait to see you in Arizona.” That’s the response from Jill Clements, owner of Bingham Center in Midland, Texas, who attended the first DanceLife Retreat Center seminar of 2013 this past weekend in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Retreat Center June Weekend Sells Out: July, August Sessions Still Available

The first of this year’s DanceLife Retreat Center seminars may be sold out, but there are plenty of other options remaining for studio owners looking for inspiration and solid advice to help them gear up for September and all the dance studio seasons yet to come.

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Studio Owner Finds Visit to DL Retreat Center an “Eye-Opening” Experience

“This experience is definitely an opportunity to better yourself as an owner/director, as well as a teacher and a person.”

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Gearing up for a Fabulous Fall at the DanceLife Retreat Center

Rhee Gold has his eye on autumn as well, and is designing three very special DanceLife Retreat Center seminars perfect for both studio owners and teachers.

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The DanceLife Retreat Center Experience: Rhee Gold and You

There’s a gorgeous woodland setting, a newly built oversized cabin, fabulous catered food, and friendly colleagues. Even with all that, the main thing that brings studio owners back again and again is the satisfaction of a personalized DanceLife experience.

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Kick Your Shoes Off and Enjoy a Summer Sojourn at the DanceLife Retreat Center

When Rhee Gold was designing his new DanceLife Retreat Center, top priority was creating an environment where dance teachers and studio directors could relax, chill out, and feel the pressure of the dance studio business lift off their shoulders.

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Studio Owner Sees DLTC as a ‘Golden Opportunity’ To Improve Her Business

Misty Christopher-Mollitor of Dance Dimensions of SWFL wrote to Dance Studio Life to thank Jackrabbit Dance and all the companies who sponsored scholarships in the recent DanceLife Teacher Conference video competition.

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What’s the Big Deal about Dance Education? Spend a Weekend with People Who Know

Some days don’t you just wish you could vent about the crazy, complicated dance studio world to someone who truly understands? Then sign up for one of the summer sessions at the DanceLife Retreat Center and spend a weekend with adults who know exactly what you’re going through—and who care.

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May-June 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Weight and Balance By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Dressing the Part By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Spine Flexibility By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Adding and Enhancing Sounds By Gregg Russell A Better You . . .

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Teachers, Studio Owners Chime in with Praise for DanceLife Retreat Center Experience

“This was the most amazing weekend I have had in a long time! It is with an uplifted spirit but a heavy heart that I am leaving.”

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Register Now for Summer Sessions with Gold at the DanceLife Retreat Center

It’s almost here! The second summer season of three-day business sessions with Rhee Gold promises to be an inspirational and informative one for the studio owners and teachers heading to the DanceLife Retreat Center in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty: Maureen Gelchion Corso

In this installment of “Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty,” we continue our conversation with Maureen Gelchion Corso.

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Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty: Maureen Gelchion Corso

In this installment of “Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty,” we continue our conversation with Maureen Gelchion Corso.

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Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty: Madame Peff Modelski

In this installment of “Get to Know Your DLTC Faculty,” we continue our conversation with Madame Peff Modelski.

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